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Old 03-25-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
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remote connect using graphic mode! RHES 5 - from windows


I have an Red Hat ES 5, and command line remote login works fine. I'm new to Linux and did try RHES help desk... but they don't provide support for third part softwares...

Anyway, how do I setup to have several remote users connecting to server "graphically"? I can do it with command line, but would be really useful having a "remote graphical desktop"

thanks in advance!
 
Old 03-25-2009, 02:59 PM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

And what kind of server have you set-up there? Common use (and best practice)
is not to have a GUI on a server at all; giving a variety of people graphical
logins to a server machine may be - ummm - let's say "not overly smart".

What are you trying to achieve with those GUI environments for varied people?



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Old 03-25-2009, 03:41 PM   #3
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we are upgrading from an old Risk 6000 running Unix AIX 4.3, into a new machine running Red Hat ES 5.

vnc is set and connecting;
command line remote login using putty works; but startx (graphic mode, right?!) don't work... saw some topics on this, but didn't help!
what I need is to be able to use an program in Linux server remotely, multiple times for same user (and many users) without opening several putty screens. Plus an "easy" ftp transfer for users that know less I do. and I don't know much...

for the Unix, we use Bluvista emulator, it has embedded ftp and multiple "screens", it's not graphic.
what I thought was to use graphic mode as in windows... (yeah, I know Linux is not Windows!)

thanks for your help, much appreciated!
 
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You still don't mention why GUI is important. You can easily fire up putty
and in your session use "screen" to run multiple programs within one putty
session. As for ftp: ftp is *soooo* yesterday ;} ... use sftp/scp, from a
windows machine WinSCP seems to be a good choice.


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Old 03-25-2009, 04:11 PM   #5
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great, GUI is not really important now... thanks!

using screen on putty can work, how do I change back and forth? is there a simple key?
ftp is old, but works. didn't want another program... going to teach users how to transfer files from prompt!

many thanks,

ps. loved your signature!
 
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It's a key-combo ... Ctrl+a, then the number of the screen you want to move
to, e.g. Ctrl+a 1, Ctrl+a 2, Ctrl+a 3, ...

Ctrl+a Ctrl+n will TAB to the next session ...

man screen for all the gory details ;}
 
Old 03-25-2009, 07:43 PM   #7
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cool, a simple solution for my "huge" problem!!

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